Rafael Lancelotta is a somatic-focused, trauma-informed therapist at Innate Path, a cannabis and ketamine assisted somatic therapy clinic located in Denver, Colorado. He is also interested in the investigation of techniques used in the counseling relationship that may deepen and enhance the benefits of psychedelic-assisted therapy and its integration.
Rafael Lancelotta received his M.Sc. in Counseling at the University of Wyoming. He has worked as a wilderness therapy guide, a counselor at a psychiatric hospital treating severe and persistent mental illness and medically supervised drug and alcohol detox.
He has worked on several research projects studying the epidemiology of 5-MeO-DMT use in the global population, and he works as the administrator of 5meodmt.org, an online forum dedicated to hosting community discussions on harm reduction, integration, and safe practices around 5-MeO-DMT use.
He also serves as a Founding Board Member and Secretary of the Source Research Foundation, a foundation that aims to connect, inspire, and support students who study all contexts of psychedelic use, and to develop a virtual collaboratory of students, scientists, and community members who are passionate about psychedelic science.
Notable Research Papers
- A single inhalation of vapor from dried toad secretion containing 5-methoxy-N,N-dimethyltryptamine (5-MeO-DMT) in a naturalistic setting is related to sustained enhancement of satisfaction with life, mindfulness-related capacities, and a decrement of psychopathological symptoms (Uthaug, Lancelotta, et al., 2019)
- 5-methoxy-N,N-dimethyltryptamine (5-MeO-DMT) used in a naturalistic group setting is associated with unintended improvements in depression and anxiety (Davis, Lancelotta, et al., 2019)
- Intensity of mystical experiences occasioned by 5-MeO-DMT and comparison with a prior psilocybin study (Barsuglia, Lancelotta, et al., 2018)
In our database you will also find him as an author on many more papers.
He has given public talks:
- Rafael Lancelotta: Innate Path (Getting High on Anthropology, 2019)
- Rafael Lancelotta and Alan Kooi Davis – 5-MEO-DMT: Facilitation Harms, Oneness and Privilege (Psychedelics Today, 2019)